G 650 GS

The BMW G 650 GS

Why not?

That's the motto of the G 650 GS. Whether in town or on the gravel track: with this machine you have every terrain under control, and you get more than your money's worth when it comes to riding fun, too.

The G 650 GS continues the success story of BMW Motorrad's single cylinder engines in impressive fashion - with a solid output of 35 kW (48 bhp) at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 60 Nm at 5000 rpm. The bike offers absolutely sensational fuel consumption levels: 3.2 litres of regular petrol to 100 km*. Newcomers to motorcycling can reduce the output to 25 kW (34 bhp).

The ride feel on the G 650 GS is thrilling, too - wherever you're going. Whether on the road or over rough terrain - the reliable, tried-and-tested chassis with central spring strut on the swinging fork ensures crisp handling. Membership of the enduro family is highlighted in this new machine with the upright seating position and an impressive 170 mm of spring travel at the front with 165 mm at the rear. The moderate standard seat height of 780 mm and the lowered suspension option make this experience accessible to virtually anyone.

The G 650 GS is robust, powerful and yet still extremely light, weighing just 192 kg ( with a full tank ). With its low fuel consumption and simple handling, it is not just ideal for beginning motorcyclists. Its slim, athletic stature in a youthful and typically enduro-style design stands for uncomplicated riding pleasure and pure fun. Even the paint finish is a real eye-catcher - whether in hot-blooded Orange Red or pure Aura White.

The optionally available equipment features of the new BMW enduro include comfortable hand protectors, aluminium sump guard, a high windshield and practical Vario cases. The options make the machine a touch saver still; a centre stand makes for improved stability, the heated grips provide a more solid grasp and ABS prevents the wheels from locking.

With the G 650 GS you will simply have fun. So just get on and off you go: why not?

*at a constant speed of 90 hm/h



Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

Bore x stroke

100 mm x 83 mm


652 cc

Rated output

35 kW (48 hp) at 6,500 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 6,500 rpm possible)

Max. torque

60 Nm at 5,000 rpm (with output reduction: 47 Nm at 4,500 rpm)

Compression ratio

11.5 : 1

Mixture control / engine management

Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition

Emission control

Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed

approx. 170 km/h (with output reduction: approx. 145 km/h)

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h

3.2 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h

4.3 l

Fuel type

Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)

Electrical system


three-phase alternator 400 W


12 V / 12 Ah

Power transmission


Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated


Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase


Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub

Chassis / brakes


Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section

Front wheel location / suspension

Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabiliser

Rear wheel location / suspension

Box-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear

170 mm / 165 mm (lowered suspension 140 mm / 130 mm)


1,477 mm


113 mm

Steering head angle



Cast aluminium

Rim, front

2.50 x 19"

Rim, rear

3.50 x 17"

Tyres, front

110/80 R19 59V

Tyres, rear

140/80 R17 69V

Brake, front

Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Brake, rear

Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper


Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)

Dimensions / weights


2,165 mm

Width (incl. mirrors)

920 mm

Height (excl. mirrors)

1,390 mm

Seat height, unladen weight

780 mm (lowered suspension 750 mm; high seat: 820 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight

1,770 mm (lowered suspension 1,710 mm; high seat: 1,850 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)

192 kg

Dry weight 2)

175 kg

Permitted total weight

380 kg

Payload (with standard equipment)

188 kg

Usable tank volume

14.0 l


approx. 4.0 l

  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
  • 2) Unladen weight without fluids

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